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San Marcos residents encouraged to attend annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza

Leave fireworks to the experts

Residents encouraged to attend annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza

With Fourth of July only a few days away, the San Marcos Fire Department reminds all residents that fireworks are best left to experts.

“Fireworks are extremely dangerous, unpredictable and capable of causing serious burns and disfiguring injuries,” said San Marcos Fire Chief Brett Van Wey. “They can also ignite dry brush, grasses and dead tree material and cause serious fires in our community.”

All residents should know that all fireworks — even those labeled “consumer” or “safe and sane” — are illegal in San Diego County. This includes cone fountains, cylindrical fountains, roman candles, skyrockets, firecrackers, mine and shells, helicopter-type rockets, sparklers, poppers and revolving wheels.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, thousands of people, including children and teens, are injured every year while using consumer fireworks. Even something as “harmless” as a sparkler, which burns at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, can cause critical injuries and pose a serious fire hazard. Additionally, two out of five fires reported on Independence Day are started by fireworks.

Residents are encouraged to enjoy the city’s FREE professional fireworks show during the annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive, on Tuesday, July 4.

Entertainment and festivities begin at 6 pm with the firework show at 9 pm. The evening’s free entertainment featuring Liquid Blue, a show band, will begin at 6 pm.  Children’s activities include face painting, party jumps and more.  Food concessions will include hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, snow cones and more.

“Offered for more than 36 years of spirited family fun, this annual event offers residents a way to safely enjoy fireworks while celebrating our nation’s independence,” said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “With children’s activities, food for purchase and a great pyrotechnic display, this event has something for everyone.”

The fireworks show is entirely dependent on community donations.  To contribute, please send tax-deductible donations by June 26 to: San Marcos Fireworks Fund, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos 92069.  Donations of $25 or more will receive a commemorative item.

For more fire prevention information, contact the San Marcos Fire Department at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3410.

To learn more about the city’s Fourth of July celebration or to donate to the fireworks show, visit www.gofundme.com/SM2017Fireworks.

4th of July fireworks celebration returns to San Marcos

San Marcos City Fireworks

The City of San Marcos is hosting its annual 4th of July Celebration, on Saturday, July 4th at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr. in San Marcos.

The evening’s free entertainment featuring The Polyester Express will begin at 6 pm. Children’s activities include face painting, party jumps and more. Food concessions will include hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, snow cones, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Local businesses and individuals contribute funds to make the fireworks display possible. To date, over half of the funds have been raised.

For more information or to help the San Marcos Fireworks Fund Raising community campaign reach the $25,000 goal, visit www.san-marcos.net/specialevents to donate online or call the City’s Community Services Department, (760) 744-9000.

Bradley Park plan OK’d, but funding tough | UTSanDiego.com

SAN MARCOS CA — Big plans have been hatched for Bradley Park — new football/soccer fields, another baseball field, improvements to existing fields and lots more parking.

Big plans, but they cost big money, more than $12 million. So now comes the search for funds. And that’s the big unknown.

San Marcos City Council last month approved a master plan for the 24-acre park, which sits along Rancho Santa Fe Road south of Linda Vista Drive. READ MORE via Bradley Park plan OK’d, but funding tough | UTSanDiego.com.

Community workshop planned for Bradley Park

The City of San Marcos will host a community workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 7 pm to gather input from residents on upgrades planned for Bradley Park. The workshop will be held at the MAAC Project Early Head Start Building, 1587 Linda Vista Drive.

City staff and the landscape architect contractor will be on hand to discuss options available for the park, which is located at Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive.

The 24-acre Bradley Park was constructed in 1961 and currently has tot lots, picnic areas, turf areas, softball fields and an indoor soccer arena. It is also home to the City’s annual Fourth of July Extravaganza.